Orthodontics is the art of directing tooth growth to create a natural look and beautiful smiles. But it’s really much more than just straightening teeth. We employ a variety of strategies to develop facial symmetry, stable dental arches, and beautiful smiles. Some of these approaches include:
Growth Guidance– Surprisingly, human faces have actually changed over the last 100 years! Not chewing as infants as the result of soft baby food, has changed the structure of the human face, and airways are also often drastically compromised. Oral health, physical comfort, function, and appearance can be restored through the proper use of orthopedics and orthodontics.
Guiding growing teeth, dictated by the structure of your face, the functioning of your jaw joint, and the alignment of your teeth, is what we practice. It’s much more than just just straightening teeth.
Interceptive Approaches – By early intervention to correct bad oral habits for children and young adults, it is often possible to eliminate or greatly reduce the need for complicated treatments later in their lives.
By eliminating obstructions, guiding tooth growth, and using fixed or removable appliances, we can treat problems like mouth breathing, constricted airway, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, thumb and finger sucking, excessive pacifier use, tongue problems and arch development, to allow the natural teeth to erupt in proper alignment.
Working in harmony with a child’s natural physical development, we can eliminate or reduce harmful dental habits and ensure a more natural evolution of their dental structures.
Braces are mechanical approaches for aligning teeth and the underlying skeletal and muscular components. We may use the Invisalign method, a clear and almost invisible to the eye appliance. We can also apply very colorful appliances for kids, or for the kid in you.
Our techniques utilize non-extraction and non-surgical approaches to gradually direct the growth of teeth in a way that leads to optimal oral health, comfort, natural appearance, and unrestricted functioning for the rest of your life.